Sitename Details
Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 20:00,
1 Peregrine Falcon (Reeves hall to golf house DU ) 1 Little Tern (Off golf house seawall DU ) 5 Common Tern (Off gulf house seawall DU ) 8 Mediterranean Gull (Off gulf house seawall DU ) 1 Common Gull (Pye fleet DU) 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Reeves hall to golf house pools DU ) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Reeves hall to golf house pools DU ) 13 Avocet (Reeves hall to golf house pools DU ) 35 Turnstone (Reeves hall to golf house pools DU ) 40 Dunlin (Reeves hall to golf house pools DU ) 5 Shelduck (Shelduck-lings off Reeves hall DU ) 8 Common Sandpiper (1 strood channel JB, 7+ maydays SE ) 1 Hobby (Strood channel JB) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Strood channel JB) 2 Corn Bunting (1pr Strood channel JB ) 1 Green Sandpiper (Maydays SE ) 1 Knot (Red knot off Reeves hall SE ) 9 Grey Plover (Off Reeves hall SE ) 25 Curlew (Plus off Reeves hall SE ) 50 Redshank (Plus pye fleet SE ) 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Plus pye fleet SE ) 1 Short-eared Owl (Maydays SE ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Chipping Ongar

Chipping Ongar 09:00 to 13:00, Warm sunny evening
20 Swift (Very high over car park ) [Ann Darnell]

Stapleford Tawney

Stapleford Tawney 16:00 to 17:00, Warm humid
1 Buzzard (Juvenile perching on telegraph pole each day) 6 Goldfinch 4 Swallow (Have nested in farmyard) 2 Skylark (Over barley field ) [Ann Darnell]

Shrub End

Shrub End 19:00 to 20:15,
5 Corn Bunting (a family, with 3 chicks!) 10 Meadow Pipit (including at-least 2 individuals parachuting) 18 Skylark 100 Swift (minimum count) 13 Linnet 20 Goldfinch 9 Swallow 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Oliver Cottis]

Birch

Birch 18:40 to 18:48, Overcast, warm, dry
1 Yellowhammer (Singing) [Paul Everett]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 16:00, Overcast with spots of rain and thunder, then becoming partly cloudy and warm.
500 Canada Goose (Estimated) 20 Gadwall (At Least - LB Causeway ) 22 Teal (LB Causeway ) 40 Lapwing (At least) 3 Little Ringed Plover 4 Common Sandpiper (Both Causeways) 4 Spoonbill 2 Great White Egret (Possibly 3? -LDLH Causeway) 25 Little Egret Tawny Owl (Wood mouse Trail - West) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard only -Butterflies include Purple Emperor, Comma, Meadow Brown. ) 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) Hobby (Bay Hide Bay) 2 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway ) Song Thrush (LB Causeway ) 5 Yellow Wagtail (Wood mouse Trail - West) 2 Bullfinch (♂♀ - Wood mouse Trail - West) Black Swan (Gwen's Hide) [Mick Woodruff]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:40, Overcast, warm and dry
15 Pochard (+) 5 Great Crested Grebe (including young) 4 Grey Heron 4 Little Egret 5 Egyptian Goose 6 Lapwing 2 Goldfinch Common Sandpiper 5 Cormorant (+) [Paul Everett]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 12:00 to 13:00,
15 Starling 8 Swallow [Michael Davies]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 11:00 to 12:00, Overcast, warm and dry
2 Common Sandpiper 5 Little Egret 1 Pochard 4 Cormorant (1 on island, 3 on platform) 7 Common Tern 6 Great Crested Grebe (pair with 4 chicks) 30 Canada Goose 1 Grey Heron 3 Pied Wagtail (1 adult , 2 juv) 16 Greylag Goose (Flyover) 2 Blue Tit (juv.) 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only) [Paul Everett]

Colchester

Colchester 10:00 to 11:30, (Cymbeline Meadows)
4 Bullfinch (2 pairs. Unlikely to be the same pair twice unless they moved very far) 1 Kingfisher (heard only) 2 Green Woodpecker 2 Sparrowhawk (heard only, from in dense woodland) 1 House Martin 3 Swift 3 Blackcap 7 Chiffchaff 1 Reed Warbler 2 Reed Bunting 2 Linnet 3 Goldfinch 5 Wren 2 Jay 2 Stock Dove 9 Blue Tit 1 Robin 2 Blackbird 76 Wood Pigeon 8 Carrion Crow 6 Magpie [Oliver Cottis]

Naze, The

Naze, The 05:45 to 09:45, strong NE wind, overcast, warm, rising tide; 10 species in song
2 Reed Warbler (Singing) 1 Sparrowhawk 8 Sand Martin (Around colony) 33 Sanderling (On beach by tidal lagoons) 64 Sandwich Tern (51 roosting Cormorant Creek ) 2 Whimbrel 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles) 122 Black-tailed Godwit (+, including 75 feeding/roosting on Walton Hall Marshes ) 7 Grey Plover 3 Common Sandpiper (2 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 Walton Channel ) 11 Bar-tailed Godwit (Walton Channel/Cormorant Creek ) 2 Avocet 2 Grey Heron 2 Dunlin 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ) [Brian Combes]